hill shading


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hill shading

A method of representing relief on a map by depicting the shadows that would be cast by high ground if light were shining from a certain direction.
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The DEM image is processed using Hill shading method to enhance the morphostructural feature visibility in the area.
In Earth Platinum Atlas, we used a combination of stunning land cover and hill shading to deliver a realistic and amazingly accurate view of the world, explained Cheers.
The maps are actual USGS quads that have been geo-referenced and enhanced with up-to-date streets and roads and 3-D hill shading.